Creative DIY Halloween Costumes – 2021 Edition

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re stuck for costume ideas, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got costumes for all categories – single, couples, group, and even pets! Get ready to DIY and be the hit of Halloween!

Every year, our campers come out to our annual Halloween in August Costume Contest and they never disappoint! We were so excited to be able to hold the contest again this year, after missing it in 2020. Lucky for you, our campers pulled out all the stops and gave us some awesome and unique costume ideas to share with you!

1. Jellyfish

Anyone who’s gone swimming on the North Shore is very familiar with jellyfish. This simple but fun jellyfish costume is perfect for an August Halloween by the beach!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An Umbrella
  • Purple Streamers/Ribbon
  • Scotch Tape

2. Identity Thief

This super clever and easy costume will surely be the hit of the Halloween party!

You’ll need:

  • Black T-Shirt
  • Black Masquerade Mask
  • Stick-on Name Tags
  • Pen/Marker to write the names of your ‘stolen identities’

3. Clark Griswold & Cousin Eddie

Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie are two beloved characters from the iconic ‘Christmas Vacation’ movie, and these particular outifts fit the camping theme perfectly!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chicago Blackhawks Jersey
  • Faux Fur Aviator Hat
  • White Bath Robe
  • Sewage Pipe

4. Veterinarian (& Pets)

This super cute group costume is perfect for your littles and their friends to don for Trick or Treating!

You’ll need:

  • Scrubs
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Medical Mask (I think we all have access to one of these by now!)
  • Plastic Stethoscope
  • Animal Costumes

5. Super Mario Bros

Need a perfect family costume? How about Mario, Luigi and the Super Mario Bros crew!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Different coloured shirts (red, green, black etc.)
  • Suspenders
  • Green and Red Caps
  • White, Red, Black and Yellow Felt for buttons, letter emblems, chain chomp teeth etc.
  • Giant Googly Eyes
  • Chain
  • Princess Dresses & Crowns
  • Yellow Gift Bags for Question Blocks

6. Kissing Booth

As an added bonus, the always-adorable puppy kissing booth costume. In past years, we featured a kissing booth for larger dogs but check out this cute portable booth for smaller pups! They can even come trick or treating!

You’ll need:

  • Cardboard Box
  • Straps
  • Plain Paper
  • Pen
  • A puppy

Keep it simple this Halloween and have some fun DIYing with the family! These homemade costumes are easy, cost-effective and fun! Whatever your plans this Halloween, wow your friends and family with your creativity and stay safe out there! If you decide to recreate any of the costumes featured here, please be sure to tag us. We would love to see them!

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